Singing with your Preschooler

Singing is something many parents feel more than a little self-conscious about! However, songs and nursery rhymes are a fabulous tool for helping your preschooler develop a range of skills and are great fun too, once you shake off the feelings of self consciousness of course!

Here at KidooLand, we frequently use simple songs and nursery rhymes as well as dance and movement songs to help teach children of all ages English and/or to reinforce and revise vocabulary.

We've added a list (at the bottom of this article) of some of the other ways in which singing can help your child's development in the early years and beyond, but we'd also like to give you a few tips about how you can incoporate singing and nursery rhymes into your daily lives quickly and easily for maximum results.

Alternatively, let KidooLand take the lead vocals and join us for our new Music & Movement Class for toddlers on Thursday Mornings, 10h-11h (outside of school holidays). It's one hour of singing, dance and action songs that will have you and your little one on a musical high by the end!

10€ per session, reservation and payments in advance via:

1.) Honestly, natural singing ability is less important than enthusiasm in your child's eyes so forget what you think you sound like and just sing to your heart - and your child's - content!

2.) If you feel self conscious about singing to your child, buy a CD of children's songs and nursery rhymes to singalong to.

3.) Keep a copy of that song CD in the car and put it on as often as possible to turn a boring journey into a moment of fun, silliness and learning!

4.) Get older children involved in singing to younger siblings as well.

5.) Take the focus off your voice with the use of action, dance and movement songs and rhymes: Walky round the garden, Incy wincy spider, Head, shoulders, knees and toes...